A beautiful day for wxTAP’s 21st Birthday!

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Weather Headlines

–It’s weatherTAP’s 21st BIRTHDAY! Picture2

–Pleasant weather continues through Sunday

–The next storm system arrives Tuesday

Main threats

No significant threats in sight.

Summary

The pleasant weather continues! Be sure and enjoy it, we know summer’s heat will return.

The humidity will begin returning tomorrow, leading to an isolated afternoon shower/storm for Sunday and Monday. You know the routine. Most of us will stay dry, but there will be those very isolated storms roaming the plateau.

Our next storm system moves in for Tuesday and Wednesday and that will increase our rain chances quite a bit. We should return to a more summer-like pattern by Thursday, with isolated afternoon showers and storms and much more humid.

WeatherTAP WeatherFACT

People with Chionophobia (kī·än·ə′fō·bē·ə) love the summer months. That’s because they fear snow. The definition of Chionophobia is, “the extreme dislike or intense fear of snow.” The fear often lies in the concern of being snowbound or stranded in the snow (possibly from bad experiences in the past).  For some, even the mere forecast of snow can induce panic attacks, cold sweats, and an unrealistic feeling of doom and dread.

Records

 A dry, desert-like airmass settled over the state on this day in 1952. So, while overnight lows were cool and pleasant, afternoon highs were scorching hot. Dry air heats up and cools off very efficiently. That’s why humid nights are so sultry. The water vapor holds on to the heat and won’t let it escape.

So, while the overnight lows were in the low 60s across Middle Tennessee in the late July summer of 1952, afternoon highs topped out around 100-105. The plateau stayed in the mid to upper 90s. Some locations across Middle TN reported a 40-degree temperature change from the morning low to the afternoon high.

Almanac

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*We broke another record low yesterday!

Yesterday’s record high: 95 (1993)

Yesterday’s record low: 56 (2003)

Today’s record high: 97 (1993)

Today’s record low: 56 (1962)

Today’s sunset: 7:49

Tomorrow sunrise: 5:44

Today’s day length: 14 hrs 06 mins 19 secs

Tomorrow’s day length: 14 hrs 04 mins 46 secs

One year ago today

It was quite pleasant. The morning low was a nice 60 degrees, while the afternoon high climbed to only 83. Not too bad for the end of July and very similar to what we’re experiencing this year.

News

The National Weather Service Nashville issued a statement yesterday saying that Crossville broke record lows for three straight mornings in a row this week! Tuesday (56), Wednesday (52), and Thursday (54) saw us break record lows by two to three degrees. I hope you enjoyed it, because warmer air is slowly creeping back in.

Don’t forget to check out my NASA story in today’s Crossville Chronicle or Glade Sun! I hope you enjoy it!

Also, today is weatherTAP’s 21st birthday! We were the first company to put national weather radar online way back in 1998! Happy birthday, weatherTAP!

You all have a great day!

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